I love being ahead of the times.
TASCAM 4-track + three microphones FTW.
Cargest - after one listens to Darkthrone and Sort Vokter/Ildjarn, everything else sounds overproduced.
After hearing Incantation whilst riding in my car, my friends asked if I had been listening to death metal. I said yes and that this most recent foray, my first having been mostly a failure, has thusfar been rather successfull: Asphyx, Incantation (MTN, OTG), Immolation (HIA, FFG, CTWB), At the Gates (RSO), a renewed interest in Soulside Journey, and Suffocation (PFW). I was told to check out Behemoth. I told them that I thought everything through Grom was good to excellent and post-Grom(and quite a bit of Grom...)being homoerotic beyond all comprehension. He seemed very displeased about that. Job for a Cowboy and Dying Bride were mentioned, as well as some other shit. I questioned them a bit about which albums I should pick up; they did not know any. I asked if there were specific songs to which I could listen; "I just heard a few on youtube." was the only real response. I have found that asking about albums is a pretty good thermometer for gauging the possible quality of the music being suggested. If somebody can give me a coherent description of an album then I can safely assume that the person is actually paying some attention to the music and that the music itself is worthy of some degree of interest. This is the process by which I was introduced to My Bloody Valentine. The suggestions all seemed rather suspiciously like the super smooth but 'brutal' sounding death metal that Behemoth sums up so perfectly. Other than Incantation and Immolation, they think the other bands to which I have been listening are black metal(of which I partake greatly) or punk(of which I partake most frequently while driving). They seem to understand I have a different system of judging music but fail to understand, despite my repeated attempts, that I am looking for BETTER music, not FUNNER music. I've tried to sit down with them and have them listen to Here In After or The Red in the Sky is Ours and literally point out the interconnecting ideas, but they always opt out.
Also, I'd like to add:
Fuck Mix(Miscegenated)Tapes and Fuck Shuffle/Random.